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Introduction to Magnetron Sputter Coater simulation in Opera Webinar


The ability to model the interaction of charged-particles with electromagnetic fields is critical for obtaining optimum performance from a wide range of devices, be they x-ray tubes or flat screen displays, ion sources or particle accelerators.


Validation of Magnetic Field Analysis with Vector Hysteresis


Introduction   The TEAM Problem 32 paper abstract is as follows[1]: “A test case for validating 2D and 3D magnetic field analysis codes, including hysteresis, is presented. For this purpose, an experimental set-up constituted by a three limbed ferromagnetic core fitted with pick-up coils has been especially designed and built. Unidirectional flux patterns and distorted […]


Characterising lifecycle behaviour of permanent magnets is critical to emergent electrical machine applications


Permanent magnet materials are now being used in many designs of new electrical machine applications, and a lot of this equipment will be expected to have long lifecycles. If performance and lifecycle targets are to be met, then detailed characterisation at the design stage using advanced electromagnetic and multiphysics simulation technology will be critical, according […]


Enhance accuracy by including eddy currents in electromagnetic analyses


The Finite Element Software suite Opera-3d offers the perfect tools for modelling transient phenomena in electromagnetic systems, and we are diligent in verifying accuracy against industry-standard benchmarks. Advanced time-stepping controls and selective use of hexahedral elements are the key to the accurate simulation of the complex fields generated in this benchmark known as TEAM Problem […]


Simulating ion beam and plasma devices using Opera Webinar


The ability to model the interaction of charged particles with electromagnetic fields is critical for obtaining optimum performance from a wide range of devices, be they X-ray tubes or flat-screen displays, ion sources or particle accelerators.


Parallel computing for FEA simulations


For large models that require substantial computational time, the parallel technology allows for the distribution of a single solution process over multiple threads on a shared memory PC. Opera included parallel algorithms in an earlier release, but the newest version, Opera 16R1 has further improved the implementation.


Electromagnetic design software uses parallel processing to accelerate multiphysics analysis


The Opera software team has released a new version of its Opera electromagnetics and multiphysics design software that enables design engineers to considerably accelerate analysis time. By harnessing the parallel processing capabilities of multi-core processors, computational time can be significantly reduced using Opera-3d version 16. Designed for use on standard office-grade PCs, Opera-3d version 16 […]


Simulation accuracy helps pioneering superconducting generator developments


Factory testing of a pioneering superconducting generator for hydroelectric applications from GE Power Conversion business has demonstrated a high correlation between the accuracy of the Opera electromagnetic simulation tool used during the design process, and the performance of the finished product. The proven fidelity of the simulation, for such a complex electrical machine with 28 […]


First process-wide sputtering simulator heralds leap forward in thin-film deposition efficiency and cost reduction


Tool allows sputter coater manufacturers and users to boost efficiency – and save hundreds of millions annually. The Opera Software Team has launched the first comprehensive simulation solution for designing magnetron sputter coaters. The new software tool provides precision simulation of the complete sputtering process, offering a highly practical means of improving sputter target utilisation, […]


Software requirements and practical limitations of multi-physics and multi-discipline simulations for electrical machines Webinar


Electromagnetic designers of electrical motors and generators in industrial organizations are increasingly examining the behaviour of the machine in multi-physics and multi-discipline scenarios.


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